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across the country and around the world right now. our domestic desk, covers the u.s., our foreign desk, watching events around the globe, and our media desk, bringing in all the video and live pictures for you, 24 hours a day. jenna: as we speak the president is holding back-to-back meetings with his economic team and then secretary of state hillary clinton. all this as the president is preparing to roll out a new business investment tax break. this is just the latest effort to jump start the economy and create new jobs. the republicans are saying it's just a little too late. wendell goler, live at the white house, with more on this. wendell, what can you tell us about the latest economic proposal? >> jenna, it's a tax break that would let businesses write off the entire cost of new capital investments, that's land, pw-g and machineries, through the end of next year. now, the idea is to get businesses to make some of these big ticket purchases that may have -- they may have been putting off and that may mean more business for manufacturers, for construction workers, and give a boost to
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
. he says this won't be his last climb. don joins us live from south of market in san francisco. >> right her at the millenium tower. he climbed the world trade center and sears tower but he says that he had to do this and actually a number of years ago u.s. special forces told him that the world trade center would be attacked he didn't know when but ever since 9/11 he's been carrying around the guilt. >> lacking at the building i mean there's this wall of fear that facing it is so intimidating. >>reporter: i the sky scraper man after his arrest. blisters on the hands and citation for trespassing and public nuisance. but this climb up the 60 story tower was for a reason he says. he believes sky scrapers are vulnerable to another terrorist attack. and that firemen can't battle blazes at this high at talked and more. >> in doing so i felt like i was doing it for all the cancer survivors out there. >>reporter: he's a survivor of stage 4 cancer. almost killed him 10 years ago. that's when he began planning this climb. he ascended slowly with huge suction cup. millenium secu
city. >> it's glorious for the parents. >> get on the bus. >> exactly. >> good to have you with us. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfires. you know the area really well in colorado. we'll bring you the latest. dozens of homes have been burned including four which belong to some of the firefighters who are fighting the blaze. >> planimagine that. s also you've heard about the controversy near ground zero. and there have been all kinds of people protesting this and one of them is a preacher from down in florida who has been on the march on this. and he has promised to burn a koran on the anniversary on the 9/11 anniversary, and it's gotten an interesting response from commander of our troops in iraq who says this is really a bad idea. we'll have more on that in the news block. >>> we want to get this, first, breaking news this morning, the out of control wildfire which has burned dozens of homes. tropical storm hermine meantime is bashing south texas after coming ashore. we'll go to south texas and hear from don teague, but we want to begin with reporter rick sallinger who joins
a florida church wants to burn copies of the koran. before you say anything, the u.s. commander in afghanistan says it's a terrible idea that could put our troops in harm's way. with the end of ramadan, just days away, with that celebration could come on the very same day as the anniversary of 9/11 that could change how american-muslims celebrate. >>> also, the am fix blog is up and running. we've love for you to weigh in. join a live conversation by going to >>> let's begin, though, with the election. eight weeks away. republicans gaining, the economy sliding along with the democrats at this point. it's looking like a long uphill climb for the president and democratic party. 56 days remain until the midterm elections. >> yeah. and it's been a rough start for democrats. we take a look at our new cnn opinion research poll released just moments ago, suggested that republicans may be winning the confidence when it comes to handling the economy. a pretty stunning reversal of what we've seen in other polls. with 46% favoring the gop. 43% backing the democrats. the pres
on the bus. >> exactly. good to have you with us this morning. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfire. you know the area really well in colorado. we are going to bring thank you latest on the fires. dozens of homes burned. including four homes that belonged to firefighters fighting the blaze. >> also coming up this morning, you heard about the controversy near ground zero, proposed building of the islamic cultural center there. will have been all kinds of people protesting this. one of them is a preacher from florida. he has been on the march on this. he promised to burn a koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 -- anniversary. and it has gotten an interesting response from the commander of our troops in iraq. he says it is really bad. we will have more on that. >> we want to get to this first breaking news this morning. out of control wildfire around the area of boulder, colorado. tropical storm hermine, texas coming along the shore of the texas/mexico border. we will hear from don teague. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. winds fueled this fast moving fire. but the winds
this. we all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole, created by this economic crisis. >> reporter: absolutely, jim. you know, speaking to different audiences as well. you saw there in milwaukee, labor day crowd, union folks, he was trying to rally the democratic base. get them enthusiastic about this midterm election. so far we have seen a lot more energy and enthusiasm on the republican side. on the other hand, you have republican and independent voters who have expressed a lot of concern about all of the federal spending here in washington. as you add up that tab, to $350 billion, in new programs, bottom line is that there's not going to be a second stimulus plan. they know that's fraught with all kinds of political danger. number one. people concerned about spending. number two, the fact that the first stimulus is a political dirty word now. very controversial. republicans have said it didn't work. democrats say it worked. maybe not as quickly as some wanted. bottom line, they don't want to call eight second stimulus. when you add t
"rick's list." my thanks to barbara starr for bringing us up to date on this story. if anything else develops we'll bring it to you as well. we'll also be cactus league on ton -- also be keying on the situation in boulder, colorado, the latest on those fires now declared a state of emergency and also the latest on the tropical storm now going into inland texas and parts of oklahoma. we're worried a little bit about flash flooding so we'll be following that. all that and more here on primetime edition of "rick's list." now my colleague wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> thanks very much, rick. happening now it's a major break from president obama. just weeks after leaving his post the former white house budget director now arguing for a temporary extension of the controversial bush era tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> plus as ohio goes so goes the nation? the phrase rings true as democrats struggling right now to hold on to critical seats in time for november's mid term election. the best political team on television is in ohio right now live with the cnn election express. i'
holding forth giving us another dry day with plenty of sunshine and should be a bit hotter too. afternoon highs in the upper 80s. more of the same tomorrow. a front coming through midday with clouds and giving us a small chance of a shower and blustery wind. we'll cool down thursday and friday. highs 70s with sunshine. ashley, how's the traffic now? >> good morning, jumping into virginia, taking a look at 66 in the eastbound direction, this is the pace past route 50 all the way to the beltway. you're in the clear. through falls church heading through arlington, clean bill of health as well. all is quiet through college park making the trip towards the silver spring area. lanes are open and 95 also getting off -- volume is on the increase at this early hour but still at the posted speed limit for the remainder of your troop 395 and into the freeway. back to you. >>> summer vacation is finally over this morning for hundreds of thousands of children in our area students in several counties go back to school and megan mcgrath is live. >> reporter: a number of jurisdictions went back to school
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
>>> and a serial killer action figure on sale at toys "r" us. it is a fictional tv character dexter, but fiction or not, a serial killer doll for kids? >>> and former usc star running back reggie bush could become the first player to ever be stripped of a heisman trophy, not even o.j. simpson had his taken away. >>> and tomorrow the president continues talking about the economy, and taking his message on the road to cleveland. that's where he'll outline some major tax breaks to motivate businesses to start hiring and spending money on research and development. just yesterday, the president announced a $50 billion plan to rebuild and expand roads, railways, and runways. but even these new proposals, the white house are staying far away from calling it a second stimulus. nbc's savannah guthrie is at the white house. i imagine they're avoiding calling it a stimulus because of the critics and what they'll get in backlash, but robert gibbs was asked about it repeatedly today. >> reporter: we asked him about it. it was one of the occasions where the white house press secretary seems to ti
ground zero. he is back in the u.s. after a 15-day trip to proceed proet -- promote tolerance. it was taxpayer funded by the state department. his wife says her husband plans to comment on the controversy over the lower manhattan location in the coming days. president obama is set to propose $200 billion in tax breaks for businesses tomorrow. the latest part of his new effort to prop up a struggling economy. stu varney tells us there is another part of the story you need to hear. stew varney -- sta*u varney is with me now. 200 billion to help the transportation industry, is this round two of the stimulus? >> reporter: essentially it is the latest new stimulus plan. >> which they denied last week they were doing. tphopbt less something comes out this week and it looks like stimulus. >> reporter: just don't call it stimulus. 50 billion for planes, trains and automobiles, largely seen as a give away to unions, unlikely to pass in congress. $2 billion in tax breaks. we don't know the details. accepts very suspicious of the details, again unlikely to pass in the congress. so, big n
>>> welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tortie campbell. >>> the u.s. coast guard begins to search the waters off marin county. it's in response to a frantic may day call. claudine wong has an update. >> good morning. i'm waiting for the coast guard to get back to me. we know yesterday, they spanned this area, from here, south to angel island. they are looking for the distressed caller. the problem is they don't know who or what they are looking for. all they know is a female caller called in a may day shortly before 10:00 last night. there was very little information. here's what the coast guard said this morning about that call. >> it was a woman calling, i have a may day. listen to me. listen to me. i have a may day. the coast guard of san francisco was able to reestablish communication with the woman. they never heard back from her. >> reporter: they also put out a call to other vessels for any type of distressed voters. they did send two vessels out on the water to search the waters for any sign of a distressed voter -- boater and that came up empty. they say
wonder if it will help. the people who can use it are looking for relief from the recession going on. >>shepard: and politics involved in this. >>reporter: this is about politics. >>shepard: it is not as if the side in power wants to be in power, well, come on, we know the realities. >>reporter: boehner has had a few things to say. but here is what is missing in the conversation. there is no plan from the republicans. we have heard talk about extending bush tax cuts but what else do they want? i am looking for a new contract for america. we are waiting. >>shepard: great to see you. you can see gerri today at 5:00 eastern, 4:00 central time and check out fox for the latest business news. planes swallowing a number of homes and other buildings in colorado as the fire spreads across an area covering six square miles. authorities do not know for sure the exact number of homes destroyed but they reportd the fire forced evacuation of 3,500. we have an evacuation area, a map, in four mile area near boulder. one couple described the scene. windy. took off. came up and over the r
next to us and then ours was third to go. >> the area is very steep and rugged. it could take several days to get that fire under control. illegal immigrants who cannot get into the u.s. by land coming by sea? authorities just arrested 20 mexicans at san clemente state beach in originange county, california. one woman broke her leg jumping from the boat. meanwhile, the daredevil known as skyscraper man is at it again. dan goodwin climbed up the 58-story millennium tower using suction cups. >> crazy. >> some residents even toasted his climb as they watched him through the windows of their luxury apartments? it's great entertainment really. he was arrested after he reached the top. he calls himself spider dan appropriately raising awareness of the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terror attacks. > >> thing is you get tired of waiting for the elevators with suction cups and then at the last minute will come down. >> meanwhile, president obama detailing his latest idea to jump-start the economy and create jobs with a $50 billion infrastructure spending free and tomorrow the president will
. laura? >> and tell us the condition of the girlfriend, the ex- girlfriend? >> we understand she's in a safe place and she was not hit by the gun fire. she was, of course, very frightened and had to run from that garage and into the complex where she knocked on several doors looking for help and it was not until a good samaritan opened a door and got her inside that she was able to keep away in-from-this man and we believe -- away from this man. he hired this once and got into his vehicle and left the scene. >> very lucky, thank you very much. >>> and we are following breaking news out of columbia, maryland. a woman is dead, a man hospitalized after an apartment fire on majors lane. howard county officials say they don't believe that the blaze is what killed the victim. firefighters were called to the scene after someone smelled smoke in a third-floor apartment. they found the man and woman inside. the police say they're treating this apartment as a crime scene. no word how the woman died yet or how the fire started. >>> and employees return to work at the discovery channel build
temperatures. >> reporter: you see the sunshine out there. we have a frontal system that could bring us, maybe, and we need it, a shower. take a look at radar to our west. a brief line of showers popping up over poardles of high -- portions of ohio. it may get windy and turn a lot cooler. it's eye very -- a very warm day today. take a look at the computer. we have for tomorrow, extreme fire danger. because of the winds expected tomorrow. a red flag warning for jersey areas. and for the rest of the entire state there, fire weather watch. be careful outside the next few days, until we get some rain, which doesn't look like we have a great chance of getting that rain over the next couple of days. very couple. with any cookouts, campfires expected. >>> bernadette in the outback with a look at the record we broke today. bernadette? >> reporter: we all know it's been a very warm summer. and that may actually be an understatement. but now it is officially the time with more 90-plus degree days than any other. we hit 91 degrees. that means it is the 55th time this year we've hit 90-plus days. previous
this man? >> shep, the suspect uses various ail yes, sirs but he is identified as to fox as al beer. he was detainee number 188. he was one of a large group which arrived early at guantanamo where we believe the picture on the right in orange jumpsuit. now he is not the first saudi and gitmo grad to join al qaeda in yemen. >> al qaeda back to its an says teller homeland yemen. the saudis are part of that. the saudi gitmo grads are part of that. >> he tells fox he is facing conspiracy charges aiding and abetting terrorism. >> shepard: will the feds prosecute him. >> no, it will be yemenis. they are saying to me tonight they plan to prosecute him. some analysts question whether it will be done in a meaningful way. the track record in yemen is a little mixed and the u.s. case 17 sailors killed by a suicide bomber. a key planner was prosecuted but ultimately only served two years of a life sentence. right now anwar al-awlaki the american cleric is hiding in yemen and he is the first american on the cia's kill or capture list, shep. >> shepard: this is note worthy in part because some of the
at truck stops and cheap motels. >> reporter: she said pimps use craigslist to sell her for sex. >> the "world news" story actually helped because it built a public sympathy that pushed craigslist to shut their adult services section down and to help young people understand that people actually care and want them to get help. >> the website stands to lose a lot of money here. the adult services section was expected to bring in $45 million this year. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> top u.s. military commanders in afghanistan are warning that plans by a florida church to burn copies of the koran could endanger the lives of american soldiers. that warning comes amid angry anti-american protests in afghanistan. demonstrators are enraged at the announcement of the planned koran burning which will coincide with the commemoration of the 9/11 attacks this weekend. the gainesville church has been denied a permit for the bonfire but says it will go ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four
of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced to evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't
. censored. it appears where "adult services" used to be. at first glance it seems their virtual red light district disappeared into cyberspace. but after a simple point and click on the site we found adult services still on craigslist, in plain sight, under a different category. casual encounters. craigslist contended all along taking down the adult services section would only drive sex ads to other parts of the site. that's what happened. we found several ads like this one, seeking young beautiful ladies, give us a call, pay to play. this certainly isn't what the group of attorneys general had in mind when they wrote a joint letter to craigslist last month calling for the section to be removed. >> if it does migrate to another part of craigslist, then this will be another battle that we have to fight in this war. >> reporter: last month, this young woman talked to abc's david wright. >> i was sold for sex by the hour at truck stops and cheap motels. >> reporter: she said pimps use craigslist to sell her for sex. >> the "world news" story actually helped because it built a public sympathy
find more democrats to come out. when you look at our poll, the folks that tell us they're not likely to vote, they actually approve of the president's job with 75% approval rating. these are minorities and young voters. they have no interest in this election, if they get interested, they could close that gap. >> how do you get them interested? >> look, that's what the president's trying to do. here's what's odd. turnout goes up, people get enthusiastic about voting when they're unhappy. this small slice of voters, it's only 10% of the electorate, they're happy with the president, they're happy with democrats so they don't see a reason to get off their keisters and go out and vote right now. maybe that will change, but i'll be honest, our pollsters tell us it's very unlikely. >> let's take a look at who voters want to control congress. and the poll shows there's a tie, 43% of all responders would like to see democrats hold congress, 43% would like to see republicans gain control of congress. but when you boil that down to likely voters, the republicans have a 9 point advantage. >> let
weekend. and david petraeus said the church's actions could put u.s. troops at risk. >> did you see this video while you were away? a college football player riding on a moped, head-on into a pickup truck. the guy gets up and is essentially okay. we'll talk to him. >> we're launching a new series where we go back to our first jobs and see if we can still handle them. matt's up first. his first job was delivering the news to america. back then it was one newspaper at a time. >> see behind the back. >> you're good. >> let's begin with the woild weather out west. wildfires in colorado. down south, a tropical storm. miguel almiguer has the latest on the wildfire. >> howie: the sun came up in boulder a short time ago. firefighters are beginning to reassess the situation on the ground and see how quickly that spread overnight. it charred 3,500 acres. it destroyed dozens of structures and homes. four homes that went down actually belonged to firefighters. that number will continue to change throughout the day. the four-mile fire canyon began yesterday afternoon and forced the evacuation of
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would be use by extremists to incite violence. jones is standing by plans to protest the september 1 #th attacks by leading his congregation in gainesville, florida, in burning copies of the koran this saturday. the ninth anniversary of the attacks. >> we still feel that we must send a clear message to radical islam. >> reporter: protests in afghanistan included burning posters with jones' image on it and strong words from an interfaith group that included fellow evangelical christians. >> to those who do this, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: what is unfolding in florida is a far cry what heart song church in tennessee is doing. >> we love jesus. he says to love our neighbors. >> they are left-handing space as they complete a new islamic center. >> a state department spokesperson called the florida pastor's plan to burn the koran on 9/11 un-american. >>> it can be an uphill fight for incumbents and democrats hoping to remain in control. 61% of those surveyed people the country is headed in the wrong direction. 65% described the country as being in a state of
u.s. forces in afghanistan, told the "wall street journal" burning the koran could endanger troops and the overall effort. kelly cobiella is in gainesville tonight. kelly, so far the pastor is refusing to change his plans. >> reporter: he's absolutely sticking with this right now, katie. kerry jones says he's not doing this as a publicity stunt. he says he feels a real religious calling and he refuses to back down. >> sooner or later we're going to have to say no to radical islam. >> reporter: terry jones believes radical islam could take over america and the best way to fight back is by sending a radical message: burning a stack of korans on the anniversary of 9/11. >> we see an element of islam that is very radical and we could not get their attention by just sending some type of message. we thought this was a radical message that will get their attention. >> reporter: jones know it is actions of his small church are being felt around the world and he's heard the warnings from general petraeus that his actions could put american soldiers' lives at risk. >> we understand what the
't listen. in afghanistan, general david petraeus warned that jones's actions could endanger u.s. troops. >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy very likely. we've already seen a demonstration here in kabul just at the rumor that this event could take place. >> we understand that those concerns are valid. but the question that we have is, if we don't do it, when do we stop backing down? >> reporter: but even those christian leaders from the vatican to the southern baptists to evangelical leaders have condemned jones, he believes. christians sometimes ask what would jesus do. do you really this that jesus christ, if he were here today, would say, pastor, go burn that holy book. >> absolutely. >> reporter: he would say that? >> absolutely. >> reporter: now, despite the controversy, diane, pastor jones says he does have support among americans. he claims he's been sent more than 200 korans to burn here. >> well, terry, you talked about those in the community, the christian community, trying to appeal to him to stop. is there anybody else, do you think, who would get to him? >> reporter: well,
hackers, is anyone? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm meg oliver. vinita is off this morning. the president is set to reveal another new proposal to help the sagging economy. this one would use tax breaks to benefit businesses and corporations. >> but a new abc news poll released overnight shows what a daunting challenge democrats face heading into midterm elections. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with the latest numbers. >> reporter: this poll is filled with a lot of firsts. abc news/"washington post" poll that shows 92% of americans, nine out of ten of your neighbors, think this economy is in bad shape. and what's more, potentially bad news for democrats. voters seem to say they're tired of the status quo. this week, president obama is pitching a new economic plan, with the hopes of winning. >> i think yes, we can. is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> reporter: but a new poll shows more people saying about the president, no, he hasn't. for the first time, most voters, 52%, disapprove the way mr. obama is handling the
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
rocks at passing american con voice. and there were protests in indonesia. u.s. general david petraeus has warned the anger is so intense, the pastor's actions could endanger u.s. troops in afghanistan and could actually end up helping the taliban. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul, afghanistan. what's the big concern if the pastor goes through on his threat to burn the koran? >> well, contessa, simply that afghans will react violently to it. now, general david petraeus in an e-mail in response to questions from the associated press about the affair said today, images of a koran burning would undoubtedly be used by extremists on both sides, in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. he went further, he said, burning of a koran would put the safety of our troops and american civilians in afghanistan at risk, and would also compromise the mission here. i think what the general is saying is that afghans are in danger of going into the streets and turning against any american military they see, any american civilians. there is precedent for unrest like
. the incident near hopper street us a can see here on the map as we zoom in to it for you. allen is live in petaluma tonight with more on salvage operation. really gone wrong. >> yes dan. out here at the marina some kayaker were complaining that they had to dodge huge tar ball earlier this morning but tonight most of that slick has either dissipated or evaporated. glob of oil floated out toward the bay at low tide around six this evening. the remnant of what petaluma resident say was large oil slick that stretched from shore to shore as it moved through this slew. 8:00 o'clock this morning the department of fish and game says this old tug boat being chopped up for scrap metal and leaked between 200 and 600 gallon of oil. the owner of the tug apparently knew it was leaking because he already had an oil boom around it. but the department of fish and game says this morning flood tide swept the oil out into the estuary creating oil slick 2 and a half miles long. resident say these are extremely sensitive wetlands. >> last week i saw couple river otters. usually it is a few shore birds
's get another check of traffic and weather. elizabeth, how's it looking? >> chopper 5 is with us now. and they are showing us how great it looks across the richmond/san rafael bridge. they are heading west to the scene of that earlier brush fire out of san rafael. it was reported southbound 101 at sir francis drake. fire crews were blocking lanes at 4:00. as you can sees across the span of the bridge out of richmond traffic is great. no issues. just behind the sound wall near sir francis drake boulevard. we got off the phone with the chief of the fire department and the fire is out. fire crews are off to the shoulder but no longer blocking any lanes. out to the san mateo bridge, everything looks great. 14 minutes in the commute direction of westbound 92 towards the peninsula. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> temperatures really cooling down outside around the bay area, elizabeth. good old low clouds and fog starting to make its way back onshore. you see some of those patches sneaking inside the bay now but all along the coastline more of that throughout the
ranking and now a decision on whether tiger would play on the u.s. ryder cup team. >>> we begin with developing news. sources tell nbc news a plea deal may be in the works for that so-called fed-up flight attendant who jumped out of the airplane and right down the chute. steven slater appeared in a new york city court just a few hours ago. he faces criminal charges after his apparent melt down on the plane that had just landed at new york's jfk airport. nbc's jeff rosin is live. jeff, what do we know happened in court here? >> reporter: tamron, a couple minutes ago we had a chance to ask the d.a. about the reports. it is confirmed in fact that the d.a. is prepared to reduce the charges or get rid of them entirely perhaps if steven slater successfully completes a treatment program. in court today slater agreed to be evaluated by a medical and mental health professional if that happens and if all those according to plan. slater could enter that program which could, according to the d.a., include anger management classes and alcohol and substance abuse treatment program. that would
u.s. commander in afghanistan says a florida pastor is putting u.s. troops at risk. his church is planning to burn the koran this saturday, the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. meantime, some american muslims concerned about their safety. the end of ramadan coincides with 9/11 this year, pushing fear to whole new levels in those communities. >> frankly, i have not felt this fearful. >>> a pair of tennis players raising a racket at the u.s. open quarter finals saying why can't neighbors get along. >> we can get along on the court and off the court, why can't we be friends? >> and gornlg i'm brooke baldwin, tony harris has the day off. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> want to begin with a dire warning about a pastor's plan to burn the koran. have you followed the story? the u.s. commander in afghanistan says this plan by this florida church would essentially put the lives of u.s. troops in danger. here's just a snippet. this morning on cnn's american morning, pastor terry jones says he is weighing the concerns from general david
are negative. what this tells us more than anything else is there is not confident about where things stand. >> 61% of the country is headed in the wrong direction, a climate that could spell disaster for democrats. >> when the party in power is looking for change, the incumbent party loses. >> the president continues to lose approval rating. despite a recen focus on economic recovery, residents in milwaukee on monday presented in a pledge for infrastructure spending. >> that is the choice we face this far. do we want to go back or do we want to go forward? cracks in a major economic talk will be in cleveland tomorrow. >> they are not concerned about the president's poll numbers. they're concerned with whether or not they have a job, how they will pay the bills. >> the poll numbers are sure to be a concern for some democrats. they are evenly split on which path -- which party they like to see in power. among likely voters, republicans now hold a nine point lead. they could gain control of the congress. today, robert gibbs says he remains confident the democrats will stay in control. in wash
. police say a man fired one shot at has ex-girlfriend, using a high-powered rifle. it happened near tilden middle, which were both locked down for three hours. the lockdown was lifted this afternoon. and students were sent home with a heavy police presence. the intended victim was not struck by the gunfire. denise? >> thank you, kai. a short time ago, the suspect turned himself in to police without incident. >>> a somber start to the new year at loyola university here in baltimore. a 20-year-old senior is found dead inside his dorm room. wjz is live near the campus now. weijia jiang has more on how students are coping with this sudden loss. weijia? >> reporter: vic, at this very moment, hundreds of students are at a memorial to remember a young man who was well-known, well-liked and less than a year from gradualitying -- graduating. >> reporter: on the first day of classes, an almost tangible sadness surrounds campus. the community is dealing with the sudden passing of 20-year- old evan gerardi. he was found in his dorm room, unresponsive, and without vital signs. just hours later, hundred
also when we open this up a little bit just off to our northwest there is a front approaching us. this front doesn't have a whole lot to. it it is trying to tap into moisture from what was -- what still is tropical storm hermine now on shore making its way through texas. but, it's so dry because of the beautiful days that there's now a high threat for fire danger. take a look at this traffic. we have across most of the area a red flag warning goes into effect tomorrow during the day. the front will come through. more impressively the winds will pick up and the dry air is something to be aware of. so we'll keep you up to date on that. >> thank you. we'll head to sharon gibala live at wjz traffic control. sharon? >>> already some stuff to talk about for the afternoon commute, including an accident on the beltway. fortunately, no major delays but mean for ones at harford road on the top side outer loop, i should say. are a looking at two accidents in the city, east madison and west coal spring. a crash in anne arundel and one on severn. fire activity in rosedale blocking chessico av
the u.s. this time south texas is in its path. the national hurricane center says the center of tropical storm hermine has crossed the rio grande. it's about 10 miles southwest of harlinjen. top winds 60 miles an hour. but it's the rain that's causing the most concern up to 8" can be expected in much of south texas with as much as a foot in some isolated areas. tropical storm warning in effect from san fernando, mexico, north to port o'connor, texas. >>> a common phrase or bart trains, these days might be what? >> a "san francisco chronicle" reporter surveyed all 208 miles of the bart rails with a sound level meter. he found noise level 90 decibels or louder at 23 locations. our question of the day, do you think it's too noisy on bart train trains? send us your answers at sometimes it gets a little loud. we're also on facebook and twitter. >>> coming up, who will benefit most when companies start hiring again? >> and it was so nice around the bay area yesterday, big- time changes in the forecast for today. details coming up. [ male announcer ] we we
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